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 Post subject: 50 knots --- in only 25 knots of wind !!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:24 pm 
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50 knots , in only 25 knots of wind on the bay ; that's not too bad !!!
Wish i could do 35 in that same wind, (key word being the "I" ).

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 Post subject: Re: 50 knots --- in only 25 knots of wind !!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:39 pm 
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Yes - I still find the sailrocket the most performing sail craft of all of them, regarding speed :thumb:

Because it has shown several times, that it performs excellent around the highest speeds in quite low winds, so the wind speed / sail speed ratio is much higher than kitesurfers and the big hydroptere.

Which means it is much more efficient 8)

Awesome :rollgrin:

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 Post subject: Re: 50 knots --- in only 25 knots of wind !!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:53 pm 
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And in the back of your mind the little imp of the perverse is chanting crash crash crash like it's watching a nascar race. I don't want anyone to get hurt but man did you see the video of it going strait up like a rocket and turning into a bundle of falling sticks? Big swinging brass ones on the guys that drive the sail rocket. Cool use of supper cavitation on foils for all the fluid dynamics geeks.


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 Post subject: Re: 50 knots --- in only 25 knots of wind !!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:07 am 
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We have just had Rob Douglas doing 41 knots in less than 25 knots of wind the other day at the NASSCI event on a slalom board so we are getting a lot more efficient than just a couple of years back.

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 Post subject: Re: 50 knots --- in only 25 knots of wind !!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:45 am 
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that sailrocket needs spoilers like formula race cars to keep it on the water


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 Post subject: Re: 50 knots --- in only 25 knots of wind !!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:43 am 
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25 knots and the water is that flat?! :o I'm going there for my next holidays!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 50 knots --- in only 25 knots of wind !!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:29 am 
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Never seen a design like that before, love the little bit of rope used to steer...balls of steel guys


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